Wolves are reportedly ready to pay the release clause of Osasuna defender David Garcia.
According to AS, Wanderers are ready to reignite their previous interest in the Spaniard and bolster their defensive options.
Garcia is a player who has been on Wolves’ radar for months now.
Following the appointment of Julen Lopetegui back in November, he has been linked a few times.
Garcia has really impressed over the years for Osasuna, and has had a particularly good 2022/23 campaign. In the end, Osasuna finished seventh in the table and will compete in next season’s UEFA Conference League.
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It remains to be seen though if Garcia will be participating in the competition.
Because transfer interest in him is strong leading into the summer.
According to AS, several clubs including Wolves are prepared to pay his release clause, which is thought to be around £17 million.
The report says that Wolves are ‘especially’ ready to do this. It is stated that Garcia was tempted by a move to Wolves in January.
Currently, Julen Lopetegui has four centre-back options in Craig Dawson, Nathan Collins, Max Kilman and Toti Gomes.
Kilman has been linked with an exit from the club. And if he went then there would definitely be a need for a new centre-back.
David Garcia at £17 million would be a great bit of business by Wolves
We will see if Wolves actually go in for Garcia, given the current financial issues they are dealing with.
Since the release clause is relatively affordable for a lot Premier League clubs, Wanderers might be up against it if they are needing to make player sales first.
But hopefully Wolves can get him in as he would be a top addition.
Garcia is the perfect age. At 29 he has a number of years on Kilman, Collins and Toti, but is still a fair bit younger than Dawson.
He’s in his peak right now, and Lopetegui will have a good idea about him having faced him in La Liga.